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FreeCharge raises $80M from Valiant Capital, Tybourne Capital & existing investors

Online recharge and couponing service FreeCharge has raised $80 million in funding from San Francisco-based hedge fund Valiant Capital Management and Hong Kong-based hedge fund Tybourne Capital Management, with participation from existing investors Sequoia Capital, RuNet and Sofina, reports The Economic Times. FreeCharge CEO Alok Goyal told the publication that the funds will be used for product expansion on mobile, hiring and marketing. He also mentioned that FreeCharge will shift its focus from expanding internationally to focus specifically on India. The company had raised $33 million from Sequoia Capital, Sofina and RuNet in September last year, to build up its advertising platform and allow brands to target users based on their online and offline purchases. Previously, FreeCharge had raised Rs 20 crore from Sequoia in 2012 following a seed investment by the company in 2011. Last year in August, FreeCharge…

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